Would you mind if I took a second to rant?
Would you respect me as a man if I gave you anything less than me?
My delusions of grandeur are far bigger than your assumptions
Far past the comprehension and narcissism
I really do feel like I'm the faeces you perceive me to be
Lay your thoughts still
I step forth with course direction
A worthy weapon to these obstacles I've grown accustomed
What I do not speak into existence will only fall by the waist side
Waste not want, wanting not to be a waste is only a crime to
The disheartened crowd
Simmer down, simmer down
Would it be selfish if I prayed for patience
When the only time I do is when my soul feels vacant?
See blues in the muddy waters
Sing my sorrows in the truth
Is a poem still a poem if it's self-centered?
Find I right just to center myself
See the proof
One breathe out for relief
Another in begin to vent
Take a couple nines to the one per cent
Oh I must be
I was given no other option
Propped up to position by leaning on all my problems
Hear the dialogue
Know what they paint me as
I'm human, don't we share the same species?
If I must be the radical don't shoot me for a retweet
Sing my lows as well as victories
Teach my wrong and speak my history
Craft just how they remember me
A man of action and of thought
And of course a couple daisies by my corpse
Oh I must be, trust me
You agree and I'm the hero
If you don't then it's fuck me
I don't talk my truth for hugs
I don't need you all to love me
Just to listen
Forgiveness or permission
I've been around the kings
I've been around the victims
I've been around the queens
I've been around the riches
I've fasted with the Muslims
I've prayed with the Christians
I've been around the desperate
I know why they did it
I've lived through the evils
I've stood with the people and they look at me...
Kojey Radical - Kwame Nkrumah
My student Abigail performs today at the Cooper International Violin Competition in Oberlin, Ohio. I am so proud of her for making it this far in the competition, full of budding stars. I just spoke with her and realized what is so special about her and how she stands out from others- her soul. She is beautiful on the inside and out. I think it really comes through her gorgeous, committed, virtuosic and lyrical playing. I hope the panel sees what I see - a huge amount of talent surrounded by the most humble, loving spirit I have ever seen. Please join me in wishing @a.nishiwaki the very best of luck. Break a finger, Abby. I love you! 💕💕💕🎼🎵🎵🎵🎵🎵
The first time Tia has ever let anyone else play with Hooch plus herself.
Home, treat, drink and done.
Baxter and Cyril.
We had to teach Zed how to drink from a bottle.. he is fully enrolled now!